Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 7, 1651-1660. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.
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Tuesday, 7 October, 1656.
RESOLVED, That Alexander Vassye be added to the Bill for Naturalization.
Ordered, That, in the Order made Yesterday, for the Serjeant at Arms to make Provision for the Committees of Parliament, the Words " and other Necessaries" be added.
Resolved, That the Consideration of the Laws touching profane Swearing, and the Defects therein, be referred to the Committee for Alehouses and Drunkenness.
Resolved, That Mr. Butler be added to that Committee.
Ordered, That it be referred to a Committee to consider of the Statutes and Laws touching the Wages of Artificers, Labourers, and Servants, and to present a Bill for further Redress herein; and for the more effectual putting the same in Execution: Viz. to Lord Chief Justice Glyn, Colonel Cock, Colonel Dawkins, Mr. Robinson, Colonel Rous, Mr. Westlake, Alderman Foote, Mr. Bampfeild, Major Dewy, Major General Boteler, Colonel Fitz James, Captain Blackwell, Mr. Stanley, Colonel Shapcott, Mr. Jenkins, Major-General Berry, Alderman Pack, Mr. Porter, Mr. Cobb, Sir Richard Pigot, Judge Advocate Whaley, Mr. Bacon, Mr. Lloyd, Attorney . . . Duchy, Mr. Buller, Mr. Heley, Mr. Recorder of London, Colonel Mathews, Mr. Aldworth, Major Searle, Mr. Butler, Mr. Dunch, Lord Commissioner Whitelock, Sir Wm. Roberts, Major Burton, Sir Gilbert Pickering, Colonel Wilton, Mr. Stone, Mr. Arthur Upton, Colonel Fitz, Mr. Timbes, Major-General Bridg, Mr. Clerk, Mr. Reynell, Major Blake: And are to meet this Afternoon, at Two of the Clock, in the Exchequer-Chamber.
Ordered, That it be referred to the same Committee to take into Consideration the Habits and Fashions of Servants and Labourers; and to prepare a Bill for the remedying the Abuses therein.
Leave of Absence.
Ordered, That Major Dewy have Leave to go into the Country, for Three Weeks.
Corn and Meal.
An Act for repealing a Branch of a certain Act of Parliament, intituled, An Act touching Corn and Meal, was this Day read the Second time; and, upon the Question, committed to Colonel Cock, Mr. Fowell, Judge Advocate Whaley, Lord Chief Justice Glyn, General Desbrow, Lord Whitelock, Mr. George Smyth, Mr. Westlake, Mr. Carey, Colonel Blake, Lord Strickland, Mr. Hoskins, Colonel John Jones, Sir Gilbert Pickering, Colonel Mathewes, Colonel Bethell, Major General Haines, Mr. Francis Bacon, Colonel Wood, Mr. Thomas Gorges, Mr. Bond, Attorney of the Duchy, Mr. Drake, Colonel Sidenham, Mr. Bampfeild, Sir Sam. Sleigh, Major Beake, MajorGeneral Berry, Colonel Gorges, Colonel Rogers, Mr. Solicitor, Major-General Kelsey, Colonel Salmon, Mr. Recorder of London, Mr. Lucy, Major-General Boteler, Mr. Attorney-General, Mr. Jenkinson, Mr. Wm. Lister, Mr. Young, Major-General Whaley, Colonel Purefoy, Mr. Maidston, Mr. Gyles, and all the Gentlemen of the Long Robe: And are to meet this Afternoon, at Two of the Clock in the Duchy-Chamber.
A Bill against customary Oaths, was this Day read the Second time; and, upon the Question, committed to Sir Christofer Pack, Mr. Highland, Alderman Foote, Colonel Cock, Sir Gilbert Pickering, General Desbrow, Captain Baynes, Lord Commissioner Whitelock, Sir Wm. Strickland, Major Morgan, Mr. Rous, Mr. Solicitor-General, Lord Chief Justice Glyn, Attorney of the Duchy, Colonel Chadwick, Mr. Ashton, Mr. Pury, Mr. Fleetwood, Mr. Harvey, Major-General Bridge, Mr. Church, Mr. Fothringale, Lord Rich. Cromwell, Mr. Recorder, Lord Broghill, Colonel Shuttleworth, Mr. Yong, Colonel Milton, Sir Roger Burgoyne, Mr. Trevor, Mr. Bond, Mr. Bank, Mr. Bampfeild, Mr. Thomas, Mr. Lloyd, Lord Commissioner Fyennes, Mr. Aldworth, Mr. Bedford, Lord Strickland, Mr. Berkley, Colonel Jones, Major-General Berry, Colonel Dawkins, Mr. Pitts, Sir John Hobart, Lord Evers, Mr. Hampden, Major-General Whaley, Mr. Croke, Major Beake, Colonel Twisleton, Major-General Kelsey, Colonel Mathewes, Sir John Reynolds, Mr. Tye, Major-General Boteler, Mr. Moody, Mr. Tymbes, Lord Provost of Edinburgh, Mr. Robinson, Judge Advocate Whaley; and all that serve for Corporations: And they are to meet on Thursday next, at Two of the Clock in the Afternoon, in the Inner Court of Wards.
Ordered, That the Bill for Registers, be read the Second time, on Friday next.
Security of Protector's Person.
Colonel Goffe reports from the Committee, Amendments to the Bill for the Security of his Highness the Lord Protector his Person, and Continuance of the Nation in Peace and Safety; together with the Names of the Commissioners, to be inserted in the respective Commissions: Which were twice read.
He also reports the Names of three other Persons, to be added to the Commissioners for England: viz. Sir Thomas Honywood, Wm. Purefoy Esquire, * Heley, of Salisbury, Esquire.
The Question being put, That the Words, "directly or indirectly," in the Amendments, do stand;
It passed in the Affirmative.
And the Amendments, being put to the Question, were agreed: And the Blanks in the Names were filled up at the Table.
Resolved, That the Quorum of the Commission for England be Seventeen.
Resolved, That the Quorum of the Commission for Scotland shall be Thirteen.
Resolved, That the Quorum of the Commission for Ireland be Thirteen.
The Question being put, That there be a Quorum of Persons in the Bill;
It passed in the Negative.
Resolved, That the Clause and Clauses of the Quorum of Persons in the Commission for England be left out of the Bill.
Resolved, That the Clause and Clauses of the Quorum of Persons in the Commission for Scotland be left out of the Bill.
Resolved, That the Clause and Clauses of the Quorum for Persons in the Commission for Ireland be left out of the Bill.
Resolved, That, in the Line of the last Folio of the Bill, next before the Word "Session," the Word "last" be inserted.
Resolved, That this Bill, thus amended, be ingrossed.
Leave of Absence.
Resolved, That Captain Crofts have Leave to go into the Country.
The House adjourned itself till Thursday Morning next, Eight of Clock.